Knowing Subtle Signs of 'Silent' Heart Attack Could Save Your Life
Heart disease kills more women and men than all forms of cancer combined. Yet many women don't recognize they may be at risk, in part because the symptoms of heart attack they experience are often different from those that strike men.
Blood Pressure Drugs Raise Risk of Serious Falls
Blood pressure medicines significantly raise the risk of serious, life-threatening falls, a new study concludes.
FDA OKs New-Generation Heart Defibrillators
U.S. health regulators have approved four Boston Scientific Corp implantable devices for heart patients, including a next generation of smaller defibrillators to treat abnormal heart rhythms, the company said on Tuesday. The Food and Drug Administration approved for sale the...
Study Ties Less Salt Use to Fewer Heart Deaths
A drop in salt consumption likely played a big role in a recent large reduction in deaths related to heart disease and stroke in England, a new study suggests.
The amount of salt in people's diets declined 15 percent from 2003 to 2011. And deaths from heart disease fell by...
Blood Thinners, Painkillers Can Be Dangerous Combination: Study
People taking blood thinners to prevent clots in their legs or lungsmay put themselves at risk for serious internal bleeding if they alsotake common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, researchers warn.
These over-the-counter painkillers -- called...
Pink Eye Symptoms and Treatments
The lining of the interior part of eyelids or the thin tissue lying over the white portion of the eye is called the conjunctiva. An infection or inflammation in the conjunctiva leads to a reddish color of the white portion of the eye called pink eye or conjunctivitis.
Prescription Ibuprofen May Cause Irregular Heartbeat
A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, maybe increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of...
Optimists Have Better Heart Health: Study
People who tend to the glass half full have been found to have a reduced risk of developing heart failure, compared to those with more pessimistic outlooks.
Depressed People More Likely to Develop Heart Failure
Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments. Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed heart failure. Compared to people...
Simple Blood Test Reveals Sudden Cardiac Death Risk
A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an...
Salt Guidelines Too Low: Study
Don't toss out your salt shaker just yet: A new analysis from Denmark finds current recommended salt guidelines may be too low. The new research indicates that Americans consume a healthy amount of salt, even though daily averages exceed recommendations from the U.S. Centers...
Stem Cells Can Rejuvenate Failing Heart: Study
Stem cells injected directly into heart muscle can help patients suffering from severe heart failure by improving an ailing heart's ability to pump blood, a new Danish trial indicates.
Doctors drew stem cells from patients' own bone marrow, and then injected those cells into...
Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise
Novartis has ended a late-stage clinical trial of a chronic heart failure drug early, following strong interim results, giving the Swiss drugmaker a boost after recent setbacks to another heart failure medicine. The Basel-based firm said on Monday an independent committee...
US Health Authorities Push Statins
Nearly every male and most women over 55 could fall under new U.S. guidelines for who should take cholesterol lowering drugs, researchers said Saturday, stirring fresh controversy in the medical world.
If applied to a group of 5,000 otherwise healthy people over that age...
Advanced Devices Boost Survival for Heart Failure Patients
Patients with mild heart failure live longer if they're treated with advanced defibrillators that synchronize the beating of the heart in addition to shocking it back into rhythm when it stops, a study found.
The trial, presented Sunday at the American College of...
Daylight Savings Time Tied to Heart Attack Risk
Setting the clocks ahead one hour in the spring may not only force you to wake up earlier -- it may also increase your short-term risk of a heart attack, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed 2010-2013 data from hospitals in Michigan and found that they admitted an...
Simple Test Rules Out Heart Attack in ER
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.
A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual electrocardiogram of the heartbeat...
Celiac Sufferers Face Doubled Heart Risk: Study
People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder,according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data gathered from nearly 22.4 million people,aged 18 and older, between 1999 and 2013,...
New Guidelines May Take Millions Off Blood Pressure Meds
About 5.8 million American adults may no longer be prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure under recently revised guidelines,according to a new study.
In February, the Eighth Joint National Committee released controversial guidelines that relaxed blood pressure goals in...
Statin Alternative: New Drugs Greatly Lower Cholesterol
A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.
The first large studies of these drugs...
Diet Soda Linked to Heart Attacks in Women
Diet drinks may increase the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other heart problems in postmenopausal women, according to an informal study that could take some fizz out of enjoyment of the popular beverages.
Compared to women who never or seldom consume diet drinks, those who...
Statins Can Boost Man's Sex Life, Say Researchers
Anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may help impotent men have stronger erections, a new evidence review suggests.
But typical effects appear to be much smaller than those caused by Viagra-like drugs, and it may be barely noticeable to many men, an expert said.
1 in 3 Kids Has High Cholesterol: Study
Nearly one out of three American kids has borderline or high cholesterol, putting them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, new research shows.
New Heart Surgery Avoids Opening Chest
New technology letting doctors insert man-made heart valves with a catheter instead of cracking open the chest is aiming to change the face of cardiac care for many aging baby boomers. The procedure, requiring just a 1-inch cut, can take as little as one week of recovery...
Married People Have Fewer Heart Problems: Study
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.
This was true at...
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